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JCHS Journalism Students Win Honors at
National High School
Journalism Convention
San Francisco, CA
The publications crew attended the National High School Journalism Convention over the weekend in San Francisco. We took eight outstanding JCHS kids, who joined about 5,000 high school students for three days of intense journalism cramming (then we walked their booties off over hill after hill all over San Francisco).
JCHS Journalism Awards
On Friday late afternoon our students competed against the best in the nation in journalism competitions. We are beyond excited to announce that three students brought home awards for their work.

Lili Hernandez earned an honorable mention in cover/endsheet design.
Alli Bedacht earned an honorable mention in theme design.
Sarah Swancutt earned an honorable mention in portrait photography.
JCHS Journalism Awards
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Oaklea Middle School to Host
Regional OBOB Tournament
March 3, 2018
8am - 3:30pm

We are delighted to offer Junction City students the opportunity to participate in OBOB!  Through this program, our students have access to high-interest, high-quality literature.  OBOB guided discussions challenge students to work together, to think deeply, and to effectively share their thoughts and ideas.  AND, they love the competition and representing their schools!

We are honored to be hosting Lane County's middle school level OBOB tournament, and are very grateful that one of our master teachers at Oaklea, Stacey Johnson, was willing and able to take on the role of tournament director. This tournament will require a great deal of volunteer support; patrons interested in learning more about these volunteer opportunities are encouraged to contact Stacey at Oaklea.

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Kathleen Rodden-Nord, Ph.D.
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I hope that you and yours enjoyed a restful and relaxing Thanksgiving Holiday. We have so much to be thankful for as a District and as a community- you will see gratitude as a common theme in the update from each of schools as well as in the overview from the November board meeting which appears at the end of this e-newsletter.

During this Thanksgiving season, the JCHS staff is thankful for the opportunity to work with our kids and families, as well as a supportive school Board and District leadership team. With many exciting changes at the high school and the new addition opening in January, we have lots to be thankful for.

On that note, the collaboration space in the remodeled West Wing is now open, and the Youth
Transition Program students will be working with their advisor, Vassa Motes, to open up the new JCHS Coffee shop and Student Store. Students and staff are making full use of the new computer labs in the old media center as well. Staff had an opportunity to tour the new building a few weeks ago and it is absolutely beautiful. We will be having some Open House opportunities for parents and community members once the new addition is completed.

The administrative team met with a consultant group this month to begin preparation for our Accreditation Visit coming up in April. We are looking forward to showing the evaluation group the positive work being done to support JCHS students.

Our journalism students traveled to Chicago earlier this month with Ms. Bandow and Ms. Henderson. Over 6000 student journalists were in attendance! We put our kids in competitions against the best high school journalists in the country and our students came away with feedback and some really helpful critiques. Congratulations to Kamryn Potter who came home with an Honorable Mention Award in Portrait Photography. The group made the most of their time in Chicago and enjoyed visiting multiple museums, including the Chicago Art Institute, and also visited the Zoo.  Our students behaved wonderfully and represented the district very well.

The JCHS Drama team put on the play "Alice vs. Wonderland" earlier this month; it has been great to get that program back up and running, thanks in large part to drama teacher, Liz Henderson. Our music instructor, Tabitha Shepherd is significantly increasing the numbers in her choir and band programs, and these students held an excellent concert this past week.

Close to 15 students were honored, with their parents present, at this trimester's Breakfast of Champions. This is a wonderful tradition where staff can recognize students for being amazing contributors at our high school in a variety of ways that may not typically bring the recognition students deserve.

Last week, we held a school-wide "JCHS Gives Back" assembly where we reviewed volunteer/community service requirements for graduation, and had several community groups present to talk about options students have to serve.  The assembly featured guests from the
Moose Lodge, Lion's Club, First Baptist Church, Habitat for Humanity, Ophelia's Place, the Soroptimists, Junction City Youth Athletics, and the Scandinavian Festival. Toward the end, students had the opportunity to visit with the groups and sign up for service.

Our JCHS Volleyball team qualified for the State quarterfinals, and over 60 students traveled on the rooter bus to see the team finish in the Elite 8 for the first time in years. Winter sports are now underway.

In December, we are planning on working with Ophelia's Place and SASS (Sexual Assault Support Services) to provide some very important information to our students on topics such as healthy relationships and consent, and to meet Erin's Law requirements. Our 9th and 10th graders will be working with Ophelia's Place, and our older students with SASS. Parents will be receiving information on what we will be covering, and we encourage them to call us with any and all questions they may have.

This month, we will review lockdown procedures with staff, as well as evacuation protocols. We held a lockdown drill last week, and worked with Sgt Hughes from JCPD, and our District Safety Officer, Ken Jackson to gain insight and feedback. We are looking forward to having a much more secured campus when our new building is completed. We will be working on changing the culture at JCHS when it comes to students coming and going only through the main entrance, and securing our perimeter doors. Thanks cannot be expressed enough for our community's support of the Bond and the construction of a high school that will be something we can all be proud of.
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Important Dates, Information »
Dec. 11 TES - Parent Group Meeting
Dec. 13 LES - Parent Group Meeting
Dec. 17-20 TES - Holiday Bazaar
Dec. 24-Jan. 4 No School - Winter Break
Jan. 7 Students and Staff Return to School
Jan. 9 JCHS - Site Council Meeting, 3:30pm
Jan. 10 LES - Parent Group Meeting
Jan. 11 OMS - Parent Group Meeting
Jan. 16 JCHS - ASVAB Test
Jan. 16 1.5 Hour Early Release Day
School Ends at:
1:05pm - Laurel and Territorial Elem.
1:25PM - Oaklea Middle School
1:35pm - Junction City High School
Jan. 18 TES - Bingo Night
Jan. 21 No School - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Territorial Daycare Closed
Jan. 24 JCHS - Parent/Teacher Conferences, 4:30-7:30pm
Jan. 25 TES - Popcorn Friday
Jan. 28 Missoula Children's Theater Auditions

"The Frog Prince"
Auditions Open to Junction City School District Students Kindergarten - 12th grade.

3:20pm-5:30pm, Junction City High School Cafeteria
Jan. 28 School Board Meeting, 6pm, JCSD Boardroom
325 Maple Street, JC
Jan. 30 1.5 Hour Early Release Day
School Ends at:
1:05pm - Laurel and Territorial Elem.
1:25PM - Oaklea Middle School
1:35pm - Junction City High School
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District Office Phone: (541) 998-6311
The Junction City School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding discrimination:
Katie Bradford
Special Programs Director
325 Maple Street
541-998-6311 ext 5621
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